A very tragic story involving longtime MMA manager Jim Walter is still developing, but unfortunately two women are dead, and Walter is in critical but stable condition after an alleged attack from his own brother.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with killing both his mother and grandmother as well as severely injuring his brother in a stabbing Sunday afternoon in Seven Hills, Ohio, according to a report from WKYC.com.
Police arrived around 1:30 p.m. at a home on the 1300 block of East Pleasant Valley Road, which the suspect Joseph Walter apparently shared with his 62-year-old mom Laurene Worthington. Once at the scene, officers found three different stab wound victims as well as Walter, who was taken into custody.
Long-time MMA manager Jim Walter (used to rep Stipe Miocic, Anthony Smith, Chris Weidman) was brutally attacked over the weekend by his brother.
Tragically, his mother and grandmother were murdered in the attack. Just a horrific turn of events. https://t.co/wCxHeGx8fK
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 5, 2022
Both Worthington and 85-year-old Carol Jereb, of Rocky River, later died at a local hospital. Walter and his 35-year-old brother, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, are also undergoing medical care. The brother is said to be in critical but stable condition.
Authorities say Joseph Walter will be arraigned at a later date on two counts of aggravated murder, meaning he could potentially face the death penalty if convicted. Cuyahoga County court records do not show any prior arrests in Walter’s past.
Jim Walter has been known to manager former UFC world champions Stipe Miocic and Chris Weidman, among others.
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